The little brother of the holy grail of guitars, this 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special is a players delight! Featuring a solid Honduran mahogany body/neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, twin P90 pickups, independent volume and tone controls, 3-way toggle switch, Kluson deluxe tuners, and has been fitted with a Mojo Axe compensated tailpiece (the original is included with the guitar). Condition is very good overall with moderate playwear and lacquer checking consistent with a well loved, well played guitar. The guitar is very original with the exception of the frets, it was professionally refretted recently and has full fret life. There has also been a professionally repaired neck break at the heel (a common issue with these guitars), it is a very old repair and it has been checked by a luthier and is perfectly stable - additionally there has been no break to the headstock/nut area.
Finish: Original Cherry Red.
Body Material: Honduran mahogany.
Neck Material: Honduran mahogany.
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian rosewood.
Neck Profile: Round C-shape.
Neck Details: 1 11/16" (42.9 mm) nut width, bound fngerboard with pearloid dot inlays.
Pickups: Two original Gibson P90 pickups.
Electronics: 3-way toggle switch and a volume and tone for each pickup.
Hardware: Original wraparound tailpiece replaced with a compensated Mojo Axe piece, the original is included with the sale. The machine heads have also been replaced with era correct Kluson deluxe machines. Jackplate is also unoriginal.
Modifications / Repairs: The neck heel has a very old crack repair that is stable, the instrument has also had a high-quality professional refret.
Cosmetic Condition: Overall very good, with laquer checking and common playwear.
Tech Notes: Currently setup with 12-54 strings and a medium/low action.
Weight: 3.42kgs (7.54lbs).
Case Details: 1970s Gibson black Les Paul case with purple lining.
Serial Number: 923346
Made in: USA
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